Assessment in Higher Education: Advancing Institutional Excellence

Mar. 17, 2022

Gainesville, FL

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Assessment in Higher Education:

Enhancing Institutional Excellence 

University of Florida Assessment Conference

March 17, 2022

Submissions due February 11, 2022

All institutions of higher education seek to improve student learning and the student experience, and to enhance program and institutional excellence. Data and information collected through assessment is a primary source of information used for institutional improvement at every level – from academic programs to institution-wide initiatives. This conference brings together faculty, staff, administrators, and assessment professionals to share current assessment research and practices that enhance excellence in higher education.

Institutions of higher education are diverse in many ways; they serve different missions, student populations, and vary in comprehensiveness and numbers of programs. Institutional, departmental, and programmatic contexts influence the selection, development, implementation of assessment processes, and the analysis and use of assessment results. 


Our conference presentations focus on:

  • Methodologies. What assessment methods and practices are most successful for the assessment of student achievement and skill across diverse programs?
  • Diversity. What assessment methods and practices are most effective for working with diverse students?  
  • Data analysis and use. In what ways are assessment data analyzed to yield meaningful information in different institutional contexts and disciplines? In what ways are higher education professionals using assessment data effectively to improve teaching, learning and the student experience?
  • Evaluation. What forms, tools, or processes are used to assess and/or evaluate program and institutional excellence?
  • Validity, reliability, equity, and fairness. In what ways are validity, reliability, equity, and fairness addressed in higher education assessment practices and processes?
  • Ethical obligations. How do higher education professionals ensure that the ethical obligations of assessment (integrity, honesty, confidentiality/privacy, objectivity, and fairness) are met? 
  • Unintended consequences. What unforeseen and unplanned outcomes of assessment and evaluation have been observed? How are these identified and managed?

Conference contact:

Timothy S. Brophy, PhD.

Professor and Director of Institutional Assessment


Phone: 352-273-4476

Submission Instructions

Proposal Due Date: February 11, 2022

Presenters will be notified of the decisions on their proposals by March 1, 2022

Session length.40-45 minutes of presentation, 10-15 minutes for questions. Total: 55 minutes.

Session delivery.All sessions will be presented online through the conference presentation platform. Presenters will be given the opportunity to review the platform and test their presentations prior to the conference.

Session recording. We ask that all accepted presenters consent to have their sessions recorded for the UF Faculty Resources page (all recordings are open-access, no password required). You may review the page and the recordings from the previous years here.

Proposal format: Please provide a Word document with the following information:


  • Presenter name
  • Institution or Organization
  • Additional presenters and institutions/organizations (if applicable)
  • Title
  • Conference Focus Area(s)
  • Keywords
  • Abstract of presentation (500 words or less)
  • Session outcomes (what attendees will learn from your session)
  • Strategy for Engaging Participants (what the participants will do to engage with your content)
  • Presenter Biography(ies)
  • Interest in publication in the Journal of Assessment in Higher Education – please check one (check boxes – yes, no) Note: presenters who wish to be published in the journal will need to submit their full manuscripts for consideration by Friday April 22, 2022